Previously on Neighbours
- Mishti hugs Monique.
- Mark asks Elly if she remembers Monique. He tells Elly he's going to find her.
- Aaron injures himself at the gym.
- Chloe encourages Aaron to be seen about his injury.
- Aaron tells David that their honeymoon has been perfect.
- Aaron takes a painkiller.
- Terese tells Chloe she's being put on a performance management plan.
- Chloe tells Mark she's putting together the ‘romance package' for the boat.
- Leo and Terese are half- naked on the boat and hear someone coming.
Terese asks Leo who it could be and he replies that it might be the cleaners as a romance package is booked for tomorrow. She berates him for not thinking about that in advance.
Chloe is startled to find Leo and Terese in the bedroom. She asks what they're doing to which they come up with a poor excuse that they're thinking about new packages. They're soon sprung when Chloe finds a belt on the floor.
CHLOE: Wanna try again? This time with the truth?
Mark is having a rant about Paul, complaining that he's got Chloe ‘scrubbing down the boat'. He also mentions how hard Paul's been on David and Aaron. David says he's going to bed as he has a Laminectomy early in the morning. Aaron looks confused and David clarifies that he's referring to back surgery. Mark then asks Aaron how his back is and David jokes that he was fighting fit on their honeymoon.
David heads off while Aaron finds Mark snooping on Monique Hughes online. Mark tells Aaron that Monique is someone Mishti used to be friends with in the police force before she found out she was corrupt. He says the police still haven't found her and she probably has a different identity now.
Mark goes to bed and Aaron, while alone, pulls some tablets out of his backpack. He ponders for a moment before taking them with a look of regret on his face.
Chloe rips into Terese for her hypocrisy after she'd recently lectured Chloe about ‘respecting family values' while working for Lassiters. Leo says they shouldn't point blame while Terese also sticks up for herself.
LEO: Chloe, look, Terese and I. We're together. Genuinely together.
Chloe gets annoyed about the prospect of keeping Leo and Terese's secret after she was so harshly judged recently over her Cash 4 Company business. After some convincing, Chloe insinuates that she'll agree to keep the secret if Leo and Terese clean the boat.
Mishti shows Aaron and David her engagement ring. Aaron asks how Mishti's first meeting with Pavan's parents went. She says it went well but Pavan's family is Sikh while hers is Hindu. However, she thinks the difference will mainly be just cultural. Mishti tells them that she can't believe what's happening and that Pavan is looking for a job in the area.
MISHTI: I have no idea where we're gonna live.
AARON: What you can't stay at Shane and Dipi's?
MISHTI: Who wants to start out their married life living with their sister?
Aaron and David grin and laugh.
MISHTI: (laughing) Not that it doesn't work for you guys and Mark and Chloe.
Mishti remarks that she can't remember the last time she was this positive about the future. Mark enters, asking if she has a minute and she heads outside with him.
Paul and Leo bump into Chloe on the complex. Paul asks her if she set up the boat last night to which she responds that she did. He soon begins to tell her off about how she's dressed but she says that she's about to change out of her hoodie when she gets to the hotel.
PAUL: If you don't know how to dress like a businesswoman then maybe you should take a leaf out of Terese's book, hey?
Chloe looks peeved as Paul walks off, then turns to Leo and says that Terese would like to see them both in her office.
Terese and Piper are having a catch up. Terese asks Piper if she's still enjoying working for Toadie to which Piper responds that she is but she's learning more about the Bombers than she ever cared to ask. Piper shows concern for Terese who got home late from ‘work' again last night.
Leo and Chloe enter the room and Piper leaves. Chloe agrees to keep Leo and Terese's relationship a secret if they can keep Paul off her back and the performance management plan is dropped. Terese agrees but Chloe has one last condition; she wants to carry on running Cash 4 Company.
Terese insists that she has no issue with Chloe's business but Paul won't see it that way. Chloe reiterates that they'll have to change his mind otherwise she won't be willing to keep their secret.
Paul says that things ran smoothly while Aaron was away thanks to the new systems they put in place. Aaron asks how they're going to pay the bills which are due soon but Paul says the boost in membership has increased revenue so the bills can be paid as soon as Aaron likes.
Paul notices Aaron sweating considerably and asks why he doesn't take off his hoodie. Aaron does take it off and Paul jokes about the Brennans constantly wearing hoodies.
PAUL: I caught Chloe wearing one earlier.
AARON: It's not a crime Paul.
PAUL: It is if you're an EA and particularly if you're skating on thin ice.
Aaron begins to shiver and Paul asks if he's coming down with something. Aaron insists that he's fine and Paul heads off after telling Aaron to look after himself.
Mark encourages Mishti to contact Monique but Mishti thinks she'd be suspicious as soon as she heard from her. Mark continues to think of ways to lure Monique in and Mishti tells an anecdote of a time when a guy was hassling her and Monique slammed him to the ground. Mark remarks how protective Monique must be and thinks that creating a fake crisis might be what it takes to get Monique out of hiding. Mishti says that they don't need to create a fake one as she had a real one recently when her one- night stand was filmed.
Terese tells Leo that she has no problem with Chloe's business but that Paul and the other investors won't see it that way. Leo suggests coming clean about their relationship but Terese insists that it's too soon. He looks disappointed but Terese mentions how difficult Paul will make their lives when he finds out. Leo says their only other option is to meet Chloe's demands but Terese won't compromise her professionalism in order to do that.
LEO: So what are you saying? We end our relationship. Deny everything?
TERESE: No, I don't want that. But it's just really hard to fight for something I'm not sure I can justify. I mean look how I treated you and Chloe not that long ago when you two were running around.
Terese says she needs some time to think and Leo says not to take too long as Chloe's ultimatum ends tonight.
Harold's Store (exterior)
Aaron bumps into David who has just left Harold's Store with a coffee. David asks Aaron why he's so sweaty but he says he's just been for a run. Aaron asks David if he can prescribe something for his back to which David seems concerned but Aaron insists it's just preventative so that it doesn't flare up during a PT session. David says he has some Ibuprofen in his bag but Aaron, who clearly wants something stronger, pretends he already has some back at The Shed.
Piper orders some lattes and Terese offers to put them on her tab. Piper tells her that she's going to The Shed with Xanthe for her rehab.
PIPER: I don't know how you're looking so energized with all this work that you're doing. I don't know you're glowing lately. Smiling more.
TERESE: You think?
PIPER: So come on, out with it. You haven't been doing overtime at Lassiters, have you?
TERESE: Uh, what do you mean?
PIPER: You've been spending your nights getting…treatments at the day spa.
TERESE: Well they are pretty good that's for sure.
Piper says she loves seeing her mum so happy.
Aaron is doing a workout with Mishti and she rushes off after receiving a text. Piper and Xanthe arrive.
Piper asks Xanthe if she needs to take a painkiller before they start.
AARON: Are you still on painkillers?
XANTHE: Yeah yeah, it's just in case I have a seizure, my arm gets really sore.
They begin the workout but Aaron looks distracted by Xanthe's bag containing the painkillers.
Terese barges in, demanding that Paul leaves Chloe's performance management to her. He refuses but Terese won't take no for an answer. She says that she will be allowing Chloe to carry on her business as well as it will have no bearing on the reputation of the hotel. She has managed to get the board on side, agreeing to put her own job and reputation on the line if there is any backlash over Chloe's business.
PAUL: This loyalty of yours with Chloe is absurd. But you know what, if you want to get into bed with that reprobate be my guest.
TERESE: Oh for God sake Paul. Stop trying to be such a puritan. You can't pull it off.
She leaves and Leo follows her into the lift. He looks elated as he admits he thought she might end things. Terese says she wants to explore whatever this is between them and they kiss.
Piper and Xanthe argue about turning recycled urine back into water.
Xanthe asks Aaron to get a bottle of water from her bag. He grabs the bag before picking up the bottle of pills, glances over at her and looks at the bottle again.
Mishti shows Mark a text from Monique asking for proof of what's happened. Mark asks Mishti if she has a copy of the video and surprisingly she does. She says it's time somebody faced justice for what they've done to her.
CHLOE: Wow. I wanted you to fight for me but writing it into your contract is a big move.
TERESE: Yes. Well, now my fate is tied to yours.
Chloe thanks Terese for backing her and says she never would have put her and Leo together. Terese says she didn't see it coming either. Her main concern is that Paul doesn't find out; he and Leo have become extremely close recently and she knows Paul would never forgive him if he found out.
Aaron vomits in the kitchen sink with a bottle of Xanthe's pain- killers. David walks in, goes over to comfort Aaron, only to find the bottle with Xanthe's name on it.
DAVID: Where'd you get these?
AARON: I stole them.
AARON: Because I needed them. Now I need help.
David looks concerned.
Coming up on Neighbours
- Yashvi tackles Ned.
- Bea says she gets a weird vibe from Cassius.
- Ned talks to Piper about Cassius having anger issues and problems with his dad.